TY - CHAP A1 - Y. A. Polkanov ED1 - Yann Chemin Y1 - 2012-01-27 PY - 2012 T1 - Looking at Remote Sensing the Timing of an Organisation's Point of View and the Anticipation of Today's Problems N2 - Monitoring of water and land objects enters a revolutionary age with the rise of ubiquitous remote sensing and public access. Earth monitoring satellites permit detailed, descriptive, quantitative, holistic, standardized, global evaluation of the state of the Earth skin in a manner that our actual Earthen civilization has never been able to before. The water monitoring topics covered in this book include the remote sensing of open water bodies, wetlands and small lakes, snow depth and underwater seagrass, along with a variety of remote sensing techniques, platforms, and sensors. The Earth monitoring topics include geomorphology, land cover in arid climate, and disaster assessment after a tsunami. Finally, advanced topics of remote sensing covers atmosphere analysis with GNSS signals, earthquake visual monitoring, and fundamental analyses of laser reflectometry in the atmosphere medium. BT - Remote Sensing of Planet Earth SP - Ch. 10 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/37620 DO - 10.5772/37620 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-10-01 ER -